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« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2008 02:02:33 AM »

The best place for lye and bulk oils for soap making is Shay & Compan, they're on SE 82nd past Johnson Creek.  They do have a little showroom now, you can go in and sniff fragrances and pick out what you want! Great prices on coconut, palm and other base oils.

Also melt and pour soap base, some soap molds, specialty oils, etc. They wholesale to Brambleberry (outside Seattle) and Essential Wholesale (Clackamas) so Shay's prices are better and products fresher than buying from those companies, one less middle man to go through.

www.shayandcompany. com

Other Portland-ish area online soap suppliers that you can do will-calls at:

Liberty Natural (large orders only now--Oregon City) www.libertynatural. com

Essential Wholesale (kinda spendy--Clackamas, 82nd Drive right off I-205, 224 west exit) www.essentialwholes ale.com

Not sure if you can do will-calls:
Glorybee (Soap bases, additives, beeswax--Eugene) www.glorybee.com
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« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2009 10:28:39 PM »

Most of my yarn shopping is at The Knitting Bee. It's pretty little, but it's quite personal. I have spent way too much money there!

Although it's not knitting, I noticed you have other craft type stores on your list as well. The place for ceramics in Portland is Georgies:

http://www.georgies.com/
756 NE Lombard
800-999-CLAY

They have everything (moist clay, dry clay, clay and glaze ingredients, tools, etc.) and also offer classes. They also have a store in Eugene.
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« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2009 09:43:39 AM »

Thanks, MareMare and Velvetdragon.  The big list is on page 2 now, and it has been updated.  Thanks!!!!
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« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2009 09:48:30 AM »

Thanks so much for compiling that list!
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« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2010 01:04:44 PM »

I didn't see Twisted on the list:  http://twistedpdx.com/  they have a huge selection of sock yarns.

Also, two new yarn shops:

HappyKnits - on Hawthorne and ??  just a couple blocks east of Yarn Garden actually.  http://happyknitspdx.com/

Make One - out in Milwaukie, but close to the transit center.  They specialize in natural fibers, a terrific selection of Cascade but plenty of fancier stuff too. http://www.m1yarns.com/


Oh, and two sad updates, it looks like Fabric in the City is just gone, and Abundant is gone too. 
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« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2010 12:23:27 AM »

Yeah, the folks at Abundant were always really nice :/
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« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2010 08:36:05 AM »

Looked through the list/pages and didn't see Let It Bead on Nw 23rd, between Pettygrove and Quimby.

Let It Bead
1426 Northwest 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR‎ - (503) 228-1882‎
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« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2010 01:32:34 PM »

Thanks for this list, I'm visiting Portland soon and look forward to checking some of these out.
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« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2013 08:41:59 PM »

So all of these posts look pretty old, but I wanted to add a newish yarn shop to the mix.  Littlelamb & Ewe in downtown Gresham has been open since December 2012, and it's my favorite in the area.  It's owned and operated by a super charming mother/daughter duo.  The shop itself has an awesome selection, they have all sorts of fun little 'specials' and whatnot, and frankly, the whole place is just cute as a button!  THEY EVEN HAVE A SHOP CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Don't worry - she goes home with them at night. Smiley 

If you're interested, they offer classes and lessons, and host a Tuesday morning, and a Thursday evening knitting night (some people show up just to hang out, others bead, crochet, etc...), open to whoever wants to show.  I go to the Thursday one, and it's chock full of fun crazy-ladies. 

Anyway, sorry if this sounds like an ad for them.  I promise I am not affiliated, other than being in love with them haha.  I'm just excited talking about it, because it's such a fun, cute yarn shop!
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« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2013 05:40:23 AM »

Sweet! Thanks for the info!
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